It is 1977 in Pittsburgh's Hill District -- a neighborhood that legitimate cabs will not travel to. Out of these circumstances, unlicensed, gypsy cabs -- jitneys -- emerge to drive the locals around town. The story unfolds in Becker's storefront jitney station where a motley crew share stories and meddle in each other's lives. But urban renewal now threatens to tear down the station and Becker's son returns home after a 20-year stint in prison. Old cronies drop in, fights break out and lovers make up - and just as we get to know them, Wilson asks us to look again.
The full cast for Jitney features Larry Bates (Youngblood), Rolando Boyce (Shealy), Gregg Daniel (Philmore), Kristy Johnson (Rena), David McNight (Fielding), Charlie Robinson (Becker), Montae Russell (Booster), James A. Watson, Jr. (Doub), and Ellis Williams (Turnbo).
In addition to director Ron OJ Parson, the creative team for Jitney includes Shaun Motley as scenic designer, Brian Lilenthal as lighting designer, Vincent Olivieri as sound designer and Dana Woods as costume designer.Click here for more information and tickets to Jitney at South Coast Repertory. Click here for more information and tickets to Jitney at Pasadena Playhouse.